Jasper Rafting Athabasca Canyon Run

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    May 29 - June 22 and August 27 - September 2, 2018, 10:30am and 2:30pm, June 23 - August 26, 2018, 9am 12pm, and 3:30pm Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service pr.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Address: Next to 706 Sleepy Hollow Road (The Jasper Home Building Centre)
    Directions: From downtown Jasper, cross the railway tracks from the only set of traffic light.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The Athabasca River Canyon Run starts at the base of the Athabasca falls. Raft 15 kilometers down the majestic Athabasca Valley in Jasper National Park. This 3-hour round trip provides spectacular canyon scenery that combined with moderate rapids make this an adventure ideal for the whole family. All trips are in 8 person guided rafts.


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Family friendly
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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After a 30-minute bus drive from town, you'll suit up in your rafting gear. Your safety is always a main concern so prior to departure on the river, your guides will provide a safety talk. All our guides are trained in First Aid, CPR and are federally licensed. After the safety talk there is a 5-minute portage down a road (built for Marilyn Monroe!) to the river.

The river trip starts with a bang. Starting at the base of the spectacular Athabasca falls, you'll raft 15 kilometers down the majestic Athabasca Valley. Once out in the main current, the first set of rapids is only seconds way. Once these rapids have soaked everyone in the raft, you'll find yourself in a spectacular canyon only seen from the river.

For the next 30-minutes, there are no trails or roads next to the river - it is just you and the river. The canyon ends with another set of rapids and amazing views of the Athabasca River valley. Once back at the highway, it is about 20 minutes to the town site. There are many sections of rapids but also flat sections to enjoy and learn about the natural surroundings. All trips are in 8 person-guided rafts.

Athabasca falls whitewater rafting trips run daily from May to September. It operates rain or shine. All guests are provided with a wetsuit, booties, paddle jacket and life jacket. A towel, dry set of clothes, a snack and water may be left in the bus for after your trip. Wear your shorts or a bathing suit under your wetsuit. Please do not bring valuables on the bus. Your driver will be taking photos at several locations along the river, so theres no need for your camera or phone on the river. Pictures will be ready for purchase on a memory stick at the end of your adventure.


GST (Goods and Services Tax)


Professional photographer guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off, please call to make arrangements

All rafting equipment provided



Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Most travelers can participate

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Age: minimum 6

Traveler Reviews

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Wonderful lanscapes and super nice team, I really enjoyed it and definitively recommend if you're not afraid of cold water ;)

  • 06-Jun-2017

    An interesting assortment of passengers from Nepal, Germany, and the Netherlands. Lots of spray and laughs. Worth the money.

  • 26-Aug-2016

    Was totally awesome...an hour and a half of adventure, new friends and unbeatable natural beauty. The only sort of negative thing was the wet suit and life jacket were a bit stinky. They could probably spend a bit more energy on sanitizing the gear between each usage.

  • 01-Aug-2016

    We had an excellent time on the river. Our guide, Sean, was very knowledgeable and fun. It was definitely a highlight of our trip and we would recommend this tour.

  • 22-Jul-2016

    The trip was fun. The guides are organized and informative. The run was easier than we anticipated but we still enjoyed it. Next time I will attempt a more challenging run. Good for families with younger children.

  • 11-Jul-2016

    We had a great time. Good company, very organized, friendly, knowledgeable staff. We will be going again and with Rocky Mountain River Guides.

  • 18-Jun-2016

    Great fun! The crew was great. Really fun way to enjoy the beautiful scenery.